This is Mark Ruffalo… he’s playing the Hulk in the Avengers (awesome movie BTW)
This is Mark Ruffalo teaching a Muppet about empathy
Thus demonstrating what I am here-by dubbing, the ‘Ruffalo effect’. The rule is that actors become exponentially hotter when interacting with kids and/or Muppets (for kids – not the weird adult kinds… that makes you look weird, not hot).
I noticed this effect watching Mark on Sesame Street a few months ago. In a throw-away comment on FB, I mentioned that he was on TV, teaching the furry thing about empathy, and that this made him just insanely attractive (not that he was ugly before or anything, but I’d put him in the ‘normal’ looking category)! A huge number of mums promptly agreed that being on Sesame Street makes actors hotter!
Update: 31/08/2013 Thanks to Have a Laugh on Me, I’ve added some more information to this fascinating effect – the Gabba Gabba Principle, proving once and for all that all Muppet’s were not created equal, and an orange jumpsuit helps no one in the sexy stakes…